El Paso has a general population of 563,662 and an overall student population of 54,081. Approximately 21,011 of El Paso's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in El Paso, by student population, is The University of Texas at El Paso. In 2010, approximately 31 students graduated from the Chemistry program at The University of Texas at El Paso.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a chemistry degree in El Paso. Tuition in 2009 at El Paso's chemistry schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $27,475 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,064 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,203 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,771.
If you plan on staying in El Paso after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in El Paso, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. There were 5,410 chemists working in Texas and 40 working in the greater El Paso area in 2010. The number of chemists in El Paso is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in El Paso is $52,280 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.